2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated May 1st, 2022

Brendan Fraser

1. Brendan Fraser - The Whale

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

2. Bradley Cooper - Maestro

The complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio - Killers of the Flower Moon

Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

4. Brad Pitt - Babylon

Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.

5. Hugh Jackman - The Son

Plot details kept under wraps.

Next In Line:

6. Christian Bale - Amsterdam

Plot details kept under wraps.

7. Adam Driver - White Noise

Follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies.

8. Austin Butler - Elvis

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.​

9. Colman Domingo - Rustin

Gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March on Washington.

10. Joaquin Phoenix - Disappointment Blvd.

A decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

Also Consider:

11. Michael Fassbender - The Killer (or Next Goal Wins)

An assassin begins to psychologically crack as he develops a conscience, even as his clients continue to demand his skills.

12. Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin

A pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

13. Willem Dafoe - Poor Things

The film will be a Victorian tale of love, discovery and scientific daring, Poor Things tells the incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.​

14. Bill Nighy - Living

An English-language adaptation of the script of "Ikiru" (1952), set in London in the 1950s.

15. Idris Elba - Three Thousand Years of Longing

A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.

16. Nicolas Cage - The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

17. Will Smith - Emancipation

A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

18. Gabriel Batmen - The Fabelmans

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

19. Cooper Raiff - Cha Cha Real Smooth

A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter.

20. Tom Cruise - Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.